...on the housetops, click click click...
I guess it's time for Old St. Nick...
Apologies for the very bad poetry, but come on...enough already.
To rub a little salt in the wound, #1 son and his fam are in Florida, soaking up sunshine and warmth...
He said it was 89 degrees there while it was snowing here.
That's an 8' Queen Palm from Tropical Expressions.
It ain't cheap, but it's very realistic and all-weather, so we could dress it up at Christmas time in the snow...a stark reminder that summer's gone and we have months of winter stretching out in front of us...
Ok, so maybe we'd store it...but it's very cool summer decor; we'll see if it fits in the budget this year.
Yes, we've been suffering through our annual spring diet routine, and once again I'm stuck at 200 lbs.
Could be worse I suppose; started at 213 this year, and there is progress, but I've got another 5 (read: 10) lbs to go.
If we can ever get outside and get started on our usual spring landscaping duties, I'm sure that will help.
Lots of physical effort awaits us as we whip the Castle Frankenstein into its summertide efflorescence.
In the meantime, there's only so many watercress and cucumber sandwiches one man can eat.
Something a little different in the bowling department this time:
Welcome to the (former) Carson City Lanes, right here in Carson City, Michigan.
Ok, so not right here, but less than 90 miles north east of here.
It was a family owned, 6 lane bowling alley...
...dating back to the 1950's and it retained its old school charm - wooden lanes, above ground ball returns, manual scoring - right up until the moronic Covid lockdowns did them in a couple of years ago.
Can you believe it?
In today's market you can't even buy a decent home for that, but you can own a piece of bowling history.
|pinsetters, probably Brunswick model A...what could go wrong??|
Well, you can't, most likely...not unless the pending sale falls through.
If it does you'll be bidding against me.
Just $1.00 a game and don't miss today’s Lunch Counter Special: $2.00 for All You Can Eat BLT's (that's Black Licorice and Tofu).
Line forms to the right for Parting Shots, please have your tickets ready and remember this is a family friendly blog, so...
That's right, I'm talking to you..
|does your coffee smile at you? mine does.|
|the king and queen|
|Mr. turkey was so unhappy about the snow he mooned me|
|...es mi castillo|
|rocky's mean when he's hungry|
|of kourse I kan spell|
|don't know anyone who smokes anymore, but mr. bartender is still cool|
Well, whoopi ti yi yo, get along little dogies...
It's time to ride into the sunset again.
happy trails, mcm fans...
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